Are you looking for inspiration for your home work space? Join me today as I explore gorgeous possibilities for my own space that I just know you’ll love as well!
I’m sure it comes as no surprise to you that one of the first rooms of my new house to decorate is my studio. I mean, come on. It’ll probably be the space I spend the most time in, and I’m bound determined to make this space feel more like me this time around.
Don’t get me wrong. I L-O-V-E-D my last studio with a fierce passion, but it was also designed around my former sign shop. I needed plenty of space to cut the wood, paint, and then apply frames. Not to mention, pretty the signs up and then ship them all over the world. It was a HUGE undertaking.
However, since converting my shop over to digital products it has significantly reduced the space that I need to create my artwork. Thus, changing my entire perspective for my home work space.
This time around I want my studio to have a specific ambiance. For instance, when I (or anyone else!) walks up the stairs and then into my humble abode I want them to immediately feel the following:
- a sense of whimsy
- and inspired.
And I’m sure you’re thinking… uhh… ok. How in the world are you going to do that?
Well, first off, I plan on creating an environment that is full of bright and colorful artwork and rugs with lots of cozy and comfy furniture, and then finally sprinkling in vintage pieces to allow it look like it’s been there for years. My studio initially will start off with white walls, but I don’t want it to resemble a cold, sterile, or clean space. That’s what my kitchen is for! Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
Then, I’m going to add a few large, hand drawn murals covering various walls. I’m thinking large, happy blooms with lots of free moving shapes. Don’t you just love how Alisa Burke created this wall below? So inspiring!!
I also would absolutely love to create a mural on one of my walls going up the stairs, but I’m not sure if logistically speaking that is feasible. You get me?
The ceiling is just too tall and I’m thinking a ladder on a staircase with me on top… yea, probably not my best idea! I have been known to trip over my own feet just walking on solid ground. Sigh. #trialsandtribulationsofaklutz
Next, since my new space is above my garage the ceilings are slanted. Unfortunately it will make decorating a little tricky, but not completely impossible. For instance, this converted attic below is awesome! Everything about it is well thought out, and makes me want to dive right in and start working. I’m hoping I can find some similar black (or maybe even white?) pendant lights that aren’t too long to replace my current fan and canned lighting situation. Plus, those planked ceilings!! Yum!
And last, but certainly not least, I will need a tremendous amount of mood and/or inspiration boards. Over the years I’ve tried using binders, online folders, and other various methods, but I am a creature of habit. I will most definitely need to see my inspiration on a daily basis to keep me motivated.
I’m a huge fan of these large magnetic boards that you can see below, but I think I’ll have to accomplish something similar on a much smaller scale. My wall space is just not on my side.
My Studio and Home Work Space Inspiration
And that, my friends, is how I am going to bring together my future studio and home work space. Lots of color, comfy furniture, some organization, and hints of history.
Until next time!
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